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Fire sirens could be used to warn about severe weather
June 26, 2012, Clinton, Ont. - Fire sirens in operation throughout Huron County could become an early warning system for severe weather, Huron County councillors were told at their June 20 committee of the whole meeting in Clinton. The Goderich Signal Star reports.
Belleville councillors not thrilled with fire hall cost hike
June 26, 2012, Belleville, Ont. - Belleville city council will continue smouldering over $2 million after it deferred a motion adding that amount to the cost of constructing a new fire hall. The Belleville Intelligencer reports.
Shed fire causes $30,000 in damage
June 26, 2012, Ottawa - A fire at a shed early Tuesday morning spread to a nearby home and another shed, causing approximately $30,000 in damages. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Search resumes in Elliot Lake after McGuinty intervenes
June 26, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - Hundreds of residents gathered outside a mall in Elliot Lake, Ont., where the roof caved in let out deafening screams and whistles at news Monday night that rescue efforts were being resumed after an appeal from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Rescuers call off search in Elliot Lake
June 25, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - Rescuers have called off the search for survivors amid the twisted steel and broken concrete of a mall collapse after it was determined the building is structurally too unsafe to continue. The Toronto Star reports.
Flooding continues to prompt evacuations, road closures
June 25, 2012, Sicamous, B.C. – Hundreds of British Columbians are away from their homes, others are without clean drinking water and one person is dead after a weekend of heavy rain flooded homes and washed away roads in several areas of the province.
June 25, 2012 - We now return to regularly scheduled blogging . . .
After several weeks on the road at conferences, training sessions, trials, hearings, inquests, retirement dinners, meetings, interviews, photo and video shoots, and the occasional golf tournament (shhh!), I’m getting grief from regular readers who have been enjoying our new bloggers but lamenting the absence of my witty repartee and keen observations of the Canadian fire service.
Fire department shakes drivers to attention
June 25, 2012, North River, P.E.I. – A fire department in P.E.I.has installed low-frequency sirens that will literally shake up drivers to grab their attention. CBC News reports.
Guelph Fire Department to start door-to-door inspections
June 25, 2012, Guelph, Ont. – The city’s fire department is sending fire crews door-to-door to help raise fire safety awareness among Guelph residents and conduct home inspections. Guelph Mercury reports.
Calgary firefighter sustains minor injury
June 25, 2012, Calgary – A Calgary firefighter sustained a minor injury while fighting a fire at a manufacturing company in southeast on Monday morning. CTV Calgary reports.